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Basketball boosts LSBU sport

London South Bank University is top university for basketball in the South East and climbs up the national BUCS tables
27 July 2015

Sport at London South Bank University (LSBU) is on the up according to the latest figures from British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) - the national governing body for higher education sport in the UK

Basketball was again the most successful sport at the university as LSBU advanced to 5th place nationally from 8th in last year’s table. LSBU retains the crown of possessing the best university basketball programme in London and the South East.

Badminton, American Football and Futsal (a variation on five-a-side football) also strongly contributed to the success with their results assisting the university in improving its overall standing from 99th place to 94th of the 145 universities and colleges in the BUCS points league.

Phil Newman, LSBU Head of Sport and Recreation, said: “The Academy of Sport and its staff are delighted with this achievement. Added emphasis has been placed on the development of student sporting activities over the past year and a number of strategies are being developed and implemented in order to achieve excellence in the sporting field. Not only are we dominating sport in London, we are making inroads into ensuring LSBU remains in a top 100 position in a table that comprises of universities across the country.”

If you are a student and are looking to contribute to the sporting success of the university, contact or call the Academy of Sport on 020 7815 7812.